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Dell Projector 1220
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  • Page 1 Dell Projector 1220 User’s Guide...
  • Page 2 Reproduction of these materials in any manner whatsoever without the written permission of Dell Inc. is strictly forbidden. Trademarks used in this text: Dell and the DELL logo are trademarks of Dell Inc.; DLP and DLP logo and DLP BrilliantColor are trademarks of T...
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Specifications......45 Contacting Dell ......50 Appendix: Glossary.
  • Page 4: Your Dell Projector

    Your Dell Projector Your Dell 1220 Projector ships with the necessary cables and documentation to get you started! Visit www.dell.com/support to explore further support options. Package Contents Power cable 1.8 m VGA cable (VGA to VGA) Remote control CD User’s Guide and...
  • Page 5: About Your Projector

    Do not use the projector in a dusty environment. Excess dust can cause system failures and eventually will shut down your projector. Ensure that the projector is mounted in a well-ventilated area. Do not block the ventilation slots and openings on the projector. Your Dell Projector...
  • Page 6 •Recommended Projector Ceiling Mount Kit (P/N: C3505). For more information, see the Dell Support website at dell.com/support. •For more information, see the Safety Information that shipped with your projector. •The 1220 projector can only be used indoors. Your Dell Projector...
  • Page 7: Connecting Your Projector

    Connecting Your Projector 1 VGA output (monitor loop 5 HDMI connector through) connector 2 VGA input (D-sub) connector 6 Audio input connector 3 Power cord connector 7 Composite Video connector 4 Mini USB (mini type B) 8 Audio output connector connector for remote mouse and firmware upgrade CAUTION:...
  • Page 8: Connecting To A Computer

    NOTE: The Mini USB cable is not shipped with your projector. You can purchase the Mini USB (USB-A to Mini USB-B) cable on the Dell website at www.dell.com. The Mini USB cable must be connected if you want to use the Page Up and Page Down features on the remote control.
  • Page 9 Monitor Loop-Through Connection Using VGA Cables Power cord VGA to VGA cable NOTE: Only one VGA cable is shipped with your projector. Any additional cables can be purchased from www.dell.com. Connecting Your Projector...
  • Page 10: Connecting A Dvd Player

    TOP MENU MENU OPEN/CLOSE HDMI STANDBY/ON ENTER DVD/USB HOME RETURN MENU Power cord HDMI cable NOTE: The HDMI cable is not shipped with your projector. You can purchase the HDMI cable on the Dell website at www.dell.com. Connecting Your Projector...
  • Page 11 DVD/USB HOME RETURN MENU Power cord Composite Video cable NOTE: The Composite Video cable is not shipped with your projector. You can purchase the Composite Video Extension (50 ft/100 ft) cable on the Dell website at www.dell.com. Connecting Your Projector...
  • Page 12: Using Your Projector

    Using Your Projector Turning Your Projector On NOTE: Turn on the projector before you turn on the source (computer, DVD player, etc.). The Power button light blinks white until pressed. Connect the power cord and appropriate signal cables to the projector. For information about connecting the projector, see "Connecting Your Projector"...
  • Page 13: Adjusting The Projected Image

    Disconnect the power cord from the electrical outlet and the projector. Adjusting the Projected Image Raising the Projector Height Raise the projector to the desired display angle, and use the front tilt adjustment wheel to fine-tune the display angle. Use the tilt adjustment wheels to fine-tune the display angle. Lowering the Projector Height Lower the projector, and use the front tilt adjustment wheel to fine-tune the display angle.
  • Page 14: Adjusting The Projector Focus

    Adjusting the Projector Focus Rotate the focus tab until the image is clear. The projector focuses at distances ranging between 3.94 ft - 32.81 ft (1.2 m - 10 m). Zoom tab Focus ring Using Your Projector...
  • Page 15: Adjusting Projection Image Size

    Adjusting Projection Image Size 252.4" (641.1 cm) 227" (576.58 cm) 177"(449.58 cm) 126"(320.04 cm) 76"(193.04 cm) 30" (76.2 cm) 27.4" (69.60 cm) 3.94' (1.2 m) Using Your Projector...
  • Page 16 Min Zoom Projection Image size Projector base to Distance Projector base to bottom of image Diagonal top of image (cm) Width (cm) Height (cm) (cm) (inch/cm) 27.4"/69.6 cm 69"/ 175.26 cm 114"/ 289.56 cm 160"/ 406.4 cm 206"/ 523.24 cm 229"/ 581.66 cm Max Zoom Projection...
  • Page 17 Using Your Projector...
  • Page 18: Using The Remote Control

    Using the Remote Control POWER ENTER MENU ASPECT SOURCE VIDEO MODE MUTE KEYSTONE MOUSE AUTO ADJ. FREEZE BLANK ZOOM ZOOM INFO VIDEO HDMI Power Turns the projector on or off. For more information, see "Turning Your Projector On" on page 12 and "Turning Your Projector Off" on page 12.
  • Page 19 Aspect Ratio Press to change the aspect ratio of a displayed image. Mute Press to mute or un-mute the projector MUTE speaker. Video mode The projector has preset configurations that are optimized for displaying data (presentation slides) or video (movies, games, etc.).
  • Page 20 Source Press to switch between Analog RGB, Composite, Component (YPbPr, via VGA), HDMI, and S-Video source. Volume down Press to decrease the volume. Keystone adjustment Press to adjust image distortion caused by tilting the projector (+/-40 degrees). Keystone adjustment Press to adjust image distortion caused by tilting the projector (+/-40 degrees).
  • Page 21: Installing The Remote Control Batteries

    Installing the Remote Control Batteries NOTE: Remove the batteries from the remote control when not in use. Press the tab to lift the battery compartment cover. Check the polarity (+/-) marking on the batteries. Insert the batteries and align their polarity correctly according to the marking in the battery compartment.
  • Page 22: Operating Range With Optional Remote Control

    Operating Range with Optional Remote Control Operating range Angle ±30° Distance 7 m/22.97 feet Angle NOTE: Actual operating range may slightly differ from the diagram. Weak battery will also prevent the remote control from properly operating the projector. Using Your Projector...
  • Page 23: Using The On-screen Display

    Using the On-Screen Display • The projector has a multi-language On-Screen Display (OSD) Menu that can be displayed with or without an input source. • Press the Menu button on the remote control to enter the Main Menu. • To navigate through the tabs in the Main Menu, press the buttons on the remote control.
  • Page 24 AUTO ADJUST Auto Adjust automatically adjusts the projector's Horizontal, Vertical, Frequency, and Tracking in PC mode. BRIGHTNESS/CONTRAST The Brightness/Contrast menu allows you adjust the brightness/contrast settings of your projector. — to adjust the brightness of the image. RIGHTNESS — to adjust the display contrast. ONTRAST NOTE: If you adjust the settings for Brightness and Contrast the...
  • Page 25 VIDEO MODE The Video Mode menu allows you to optimize the display image: Presentation, Bright, Movie, sRGB (provides more accurate color representation), and Custom (set your preferred settings). AUDIO VOLUME The Audio Volume menu allows you to adjust the audio volume settings of your projector.
  • Page 26 PC M )— Select and press to activate image MAGE ETTINGS settings. The image settings menu provides the following options: —Allows you to adjust the color temperature. OLOR EMPERATURE The screen appears cooler at higher color temperatures and warmer at lower color temperatures. When you adjust the values in the Color Adjust menu, the Custom mode is activated.
  • Page 27 —Allows you to adjust the color temperature. OLOR EMPERATURE The screen appears cooler at higher color temperatures and warmer at lower color temperatures. When you adjust the values in the Color Adjust menu, the Custom mode is activated. The values are saved in the Custom mode.
  • Page 28 —Press to move the image right and ORIZONTAL OSITION move the image left. —Press to move the image up and to move ERTICAL OSITION the image down. —Allows you to change the display data clock frequency REQUENCY to match the frequency of your computer’s graphics card. If you see a vertical flickering wave, use the Frequency control to minimize the bars.
  • Page 29 "Active" 3D glasses with DLP Link™. 3D content. 3D Player. Enable the 3D function when it satisfies any of the below- mentioned conditions: Computer/Laptop with graphics card, capable of outputting at 120 Hz signal via VGA cable. Input a suite of 3D content via Video. "3D Display"...
  • Page 30 display settings. The display settings menu provides the following options: —Allows you to select the aspect ratio to adjust how SPECT ATIO the image appears. •Origin — Select Origin to maintain the aspect ratio of image projector according to the input source. •16:9 —...
  • Page 31 3D content. 3D Player. Enable the 3D function when it satisfies any of the below mentioned conditions: Computer/Laptop with graphics card, capable of outputting at 120 Hz signal via VGA cable. Input a suite of 3D content via Video. "3D Display" selection will only be enabled in the "Display Settings of the Advanced Settings"...
  • Page 32 The projector settings menu provides the following options: —Select Off (the default) to lock the current input OURCE signal. If you press the Source button when the Auto Source mode is set to Off, you can manually select the input signal. Select On to auto detect the available input signals.
  • Page 33 Pattern 1, or Test Pattern 2. Test Pattern 1: Test Pattern 2: —Select Confirm and press to reset all settings to ACTORY ESET its factory default. The below warning message appears: Reset items include both computer sources and Video source settings.
  • Page 34 —Allows you to adjust the time for an OSD timeout. IMEOUT By default, the OSD disappears after 20 seconds of non-activity. —Select to change the transparency level of the RANSPARENCY OSD background. —When Password Protect is enabled, a Password Protect ASSWORD screen requesting you to enter a password will be displayed when the power plug is inserted into the electrical output and the power...
  • Page 35 If you have entered an incorrect password, you will be given two more chances. After three invalid attempts, the projector will automatically turn off. NOTE: If you forget your password, contact DELL or a qualified service person. To disable the password function, select the Disabled option to close the function.
  • Page 36 — Select and press to activate power settings. The OWER ETTINGS power settings menu provides the following options: —By default, the projector is set to enter power HUTDOWN saving mode after 120 minutes of no activity. A warning message appears on screen showing a 60 seconds countdown before switching to power saving mode.
  • Page 37 — The information menu displays the current 1220 projector NFORMATION settings. LANGUAGE Allows you to set the language for the OSD. Press to activate the Language menu. HELP If you encounter problems with your projector, you can access the help menu for troubleshooting.
  • Page 38: Troubleshooting Your Projector

    Troubleshooting Your Projector If you experience problems with your projector, see the following troubleshooting tips. If the problem persists, contact Dell (see Contacting Dell on page 50). Problem Possible Solution • Ensure that the projector is turned on. No image appears on the •...
  • Page 39 If you experience difficulty in changing resolutions, or if your monitor freezes, restart all the equipment and the projector. If you are not using a Dell portable computer, see your documentation. If images are not displayed properly, please upgrade the video driver of your computer.
  • Page 40 Problem (continued) Possible Solution (continued) Image is out of focus Adjust the focus ring on the projector lens. Ensure that the projection screen is within the required distance from the projector (3.94 ft [1.2 m] ~ 32.81 ft [10 m]). The image is stretched The projector automatically detects the when displaying a 16:9...
  • Page 41 Power button for 10 seconds. Please wait for about 5 minutes and try to power up again. If the problem persists, contact Dell. The remote control is not The battery may be low. If so, replace with operating smoothly or two new AAA batteries.
  • Page 42: Guiding Signals

    Dell. One of the fans has failed. The AMBER breakdown projector automatically shuts down. Flashing If the problem persists, contact Dell. Lamp driver The lamp driver has failed. The breakdown projector automatically shuts down. Unplug the power cord after three...
  • Page 43: Changing The Lamp

    Replace the lamp when the message "Lamp is approaching the end of its useful life in the operation. Replacement suggested! www.dell.com/lamps" appears on the screen. If this problem persists after replacing the lamp, contact Dell. For more information, see "Contacting Dell"...
  • Page 44 LAMP(S) INSIDE THIS PRODUCT CONTAIN MERCURY AND MUST BE RECYCLED OR DISPOSED OF ACCORDING TO LOCAL, STATE, OR FEDERAL LAWS. FOR MORE INFORMATION, GO TO WWW.DELL.COM/HG OR CONTACT THE ELECTRONIC INDUSTRIES ALLIANCE AT WWW.EIAE.ORG. FOR LAMP-SPECIFIC DISPOSAL INFORMATION, CHECK WWW.LAMPRECYCLE.ORG.
  • Page 45: Specifications

    Specifications Light Valve 0.55" SVGA S450 DMD, DarkChip3™ Brightness 2700 ANSI Lumens (Max.) Contrast Ratio 2200:1 Typical (Full On/Full Off) Uniformity 85% Typical (Japan Standard - JBMA) Number of Pixels 800 x 600 (SVGA) Aspect Ratio Displayable Color 1.07 billion colors Color Wheel Speed 1X for 3D Display Projection Lens...
  • Page 46 Noise Level Normal mode: 34 dB(A) Typical Eco mode: 31 dB(A) Typical Weight 5.4 lbs (2.4 kg) Dimensions (W x H x D) 12.38 x 3.45 x 8.8 inches (314.4 x 87.6 x 223.5 mm) 3.45"(87.6 mm) Environmental Operating temperature: 5 °C - 40 °C (41 °F- 104 °F) Humidity: 80% maximum Storage temperature: 0 °C to 60 °C (32 °F to 140 °F)
  • Page 47 USB (type B) port: One mini USB slave for remote support and firmware upgrade. Lamp OSRAM 190 W user-replaceable lamp (up to 6000 hours in eco mode, up to 5000 hours in normal mode) NOTE: The lamp life rating for any projector is a measure of brightness degradation only, and is not a specification for the time it takes a lamp to fail and cease light output.
  • Page 48 Compatibility Modes (Analog/Digital) Refresh Rate Hsync Frequency Resolution Pixel Clock (MHz) (Hz) (KHz) 640 x 350 70.087 31.469 25.175 640 x 480 59.940 31.469 25.175 640 x 480 p60 59.940 31.469 25.175 720 x 480 p60 59.940 31.469 27.000 720 x 576 p50 50.000 31.250 27.000...
  • Page 49 1600 x 1200 60.000 75.000 162.000 800 x 600 119.972 76.302 73.250 1024 x 768 119.989 97.551 115.500 NOTE: The refresh rate of the timings at 120 Hz (gray area) can supported in 3D mode. Specifications...
  • Page 50: Contacting Dell

    Dell™ provides several online and telephone-based support and service options. Availability varies by country and product, and some services may not be available in your area. To contact Dell for sales, technical support, or customer service issues: 1 Visit go to www.dell.com/contactDell.
  • Page 51: Appendix: Glossary

    Appendix: Glossary ANSI Lumens — A standard for measuring the brightness. It is calculated by dividing a square meter image into nine equal rectangles, measuring the lux (or brightness) reading at the center of each rectangle, and averaging these nine points. Aspect Ratio —...
  • Page 52 FT high, 12 FT wide, screen has a diagonal of 15 FT. This document assumes that the diagonal dimensions are for the traditional 4:3 ratio of a computer image as per the example above. — Digital Light Processing™ — Reflective display technology ®...
  • Page 53 requires separate signals for each of the three colors. S-Video — A video transmission standard that uses a 4-pin mini-DIN connector to send video information on two signal wires called luminance (brightness, Y) and chrominance (color, C). S-Video is also referred to as Y/C.
  • Page 54 VGA input (D-sub) connector Front tilt adjustment wheel 13 VGA output (monitor loop Tilt adjustment wheel through) connector 7 Contact Dell 41 Adjusting the Projector Zoom and Focus 14 Focus ring 14 Zoom tab 14 Dell contacting 50...
  • Page 55 LANGUAGE 37 Video Compatibility 45 Main Menu 23 Weight 46 VIDEO MODE 25 support VOLUME 25 contacting Dell 50 phone numbers 50 telephone numbers 50 Powering On/Off the Projector Troubleshooting 38 Powering Off the Projector 12 Contact Dell 38 Powering On the Projector 12...

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